Jefferson University Hospitals

Tests & Treatments

  • 24 Hour Ambulatory pH Monitoring
    Considered the "gold standard" for diagnosing gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

  • Barium Swallow
    Used to obtain detailed X-ray images of your upper digestive tract, which includes the esophagus, the throat and the back of your mouth.

  • Barrx Procedure
    The Barrx™ Procedure destroys the abnormal tissue that characterizes Barrett’s esophagus with carefully targeted radio-frequency energy.

  • Biofeedback Therapy
    During biofeedback therapy, you're connected to sensors that measure relaxation to produce reduced muscle tension and normalized blood flow.

  • Bravo pH Probe
    To evaluate reflux symptoms, this probe test can be performed to record the pH or acid content within your esophagus for 48 hours.

  • CT Scan
    A series of X-rays that can be used to visualize nearly all parts of the body in 3-D is known as a CT scan.

  • Capsule Endoscopy
    This diagnostic procedure entails swallowing a capsule no bigger than a vitamin that contains a camera to capture images of even the most difficult-to-reach areas of your digestive tract.

  • Chest Xray
    A chest X-ray may be one of the first procedures your physician will perform to arrive at a diagnosis of a wide variety of conditions.

  • Colonoscopy
    We use the most advanced technologies for colonoscopy, which can improve detection of polyps and reduce inconvenience for patients who need colon cancer screening.

  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography
    ERCP uses a mini-camera attached to a tube called an endoscope that allows our physicians to see X-ray images detailing the structure of your organs.

  • Esophageal Manometry
    This is an outpatient test that studies the entire function of the esophagus.

  • Esophagectomy
    While esophageal cancer is rare in the United States, the traditional surgical treatment has been an esophagectomy, where your chest is opened in order to remove the tumor along with a portion of the esophagus, nearby lymph nodes and other tissue in the area.

  • Heller Myotomy
    If you have achalasia, a heller myotomy is a minimally invasive surgical technique performed by our surgeons that may provide long-term relief.

  • Impedance Manometry
    Impedance manometry is one of the newest tests available to assess esophageal function, measuring both acid and non-acid reflux events.

  • LINX Procedure
    LINX™ is a flexible ring of small magnets placed around the LES during a minimally invasive surgical procedure.

  • MRI
    Our specialists often use advanced MRI technology to obtain visual detail of organs and tissues to help detect many conditions.

  • Photodynamic Therapy
    This treatment is FDA approved for palliation of esophageal cancer and for other esophageal cancers which fail to respond to standard treatment.

  • Positional Therapy
    This therapy involves positioning your body so that your airway is more likely to remain open while sleeping.

  • Sigmoidoscopy
    This procedure helps us to identify the causes of diarrhea, abdominal pain, constipation, abnormal growths and bleeding, and may also be used for colorectal cancer screening and to identify polyps.

  • Single and Double Balloon Enteroscopy
    Our highly skilled endoscopists perform single and double balloon enteroscopy (also known as endoscopy) for diagnosis of celiac disease and other digestive disorders.

  • Spiral Enteroscopy
    Diagnosing and treating conditions within the small intestine has traditionally involved invasive and time-consuming procedures, but one of the newest diagnostic techniques is spiral enteroscopy.

  • Ultrasound
    An ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to look at organs and structures inside the body, including the heart, blood vessels, kidneys and liver.

  • Upper Endoscopy
    An upper endoscopy is a procedure that involves inserting a mini-camera attached to a tube called an endoscope down your throat to obtain detailed images of your upper digestive tract.